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same opportunity to venture out of the New York metropolitan metropolitan area, trips to such places as Cincinnati, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Emporia, Va.; Augusta, Ga.; Whiteville, N.C.; and Evergreen, Ala., were the norm for me as I was growing up. The Eisenhower Interstate Interstate System? Sometimes I feel as though I've seen every inch of it during the first 28 years of my life. Recently, I took a trip down South, traveling the same route I did as a kid. It's a route I travel usually at least once a year, if not more. Still, no matter how many times I head down the New Jersey Turnpike, make my way to 1 - 95 and later 1 - 85, it always seems to bring back those great memories. And I get excited at least on the way down there. As a kid, I remember getting getting excited every time we'd pass an 18 - wheeler, especially those fancy ones with the great paint schemes and tons of lights. And we would always stop at the 76 Truck Stop in Ashland, Va., and eat. Man, was that great! Now, although I'm older, I still get excited journeying along the countless miles of interstate to see relatives in my generation ... and beyond. But instead of heading heading to my dad's hometown and the tobacco fields of Hallsboro, N.C., or my mom's old stomping grounds in Evergreen, Ala., my destination of choice is usually Charlotte, N.C. The city has grown by leaps and bounds since my youthful days. Every time I venture to the Queen City, I always have a good time, no matter what I do. This time, my biggest thrill was spending time with my great niece (yes, I do have a great ,niece) and seeing her eyes light up when 'Put him down as one of the greats of 20th - century music' Pet seeger, legendarytoiksinger Man in Black will be missed Johnny Cash left legacy of country music By Rebecca Rothbaum Poughkeepsle Journal It was 1969 and Pete Seeger, who had been labeled a communist during during the redbaiting of the 1950s, was still ah uneasy presence on national television. television. But Johnny Cash, then host of his own ABC variety show, was determined determined to put Seeger on the air anyway, successfully fighting producers to bring the folk singer and activist to Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium for the broadcast. "Hei was basically a very thoughtful guy," Beacon resident Seeger said of Cash, "always thinking about our country and how to bring it together, facing up to the bad things we've done and saying hurrah to the good things.1' Stellar career Seeger Joined musicians and fans around the world Friday in remembering the country music legend, whose death early that morning at the age of 71 ended a career spanning four decades. Said Seeger, "Put him down'aTone of the greats of 20th - century music." Please see Cash, 2D HHHpHk 1 - ' - - , BMUJllJHHMH I HIGHLIGHTS JOHNNY CASH Johnny Cash logged 14 No. 1 Billboard country hits, listed here by song and date first charted: "I Walk The Line," June 9, 1956 'There You Go," Dec. 22, 1956 "Ballad of a Teenage Queen," Jan. 20. 1958 "Guess Things Happen That Way," May 26, 1956 "Don't Take Your Guns To Town," Jan. 19. 1959 "Ring of Fire," June 8,1963 "Understand Your Man," Feb. 22, 1964 "Folsom Prison Blues" (live version), June 1,1968 "Daddy Sang Bass," Dec. 7, 1968 "A Boy Named Sue," July 26, 1969 "Sunday Morning Coming Down," Sept. 5,1970 "Flesh and Blood," Dec. 19, 1970 "One Piece At A Time,"Apnl10, 1976 "Highwayman" (by The Highwaymen, with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson), May 18, 1985 Source: Joel Whitburn's Whitburn's Top Country Singles 'Ml RKter John Ritter dead at 54 Aorta tear rare medical disaster The Associated Press John Ritter, whose portrayal portrayal of the bumbling but lovable lovable Jack Trip per helped i make the mad cap comedy series "Three's company a smash hit in the 1970s, has died ofaheartprob - lem, his publi cist said Friday. He was 54. Ritter fell ill Thursday on the set of his ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter," said Susan Wilcox, his assistant of 22 years. The cause of death was a dissection of the aorta, the result of an unrecognized ' flaw in his heart, said his publicist," publicist," Iisa Kasteler. The condition condition is a rare medical disaster disaster that can strike without warning. Ritter died at Providence Providence St. Joseph Medical Center shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. Ritter, a Southern California California native who lived in Beverly Hills, came to prominence prominence for his role in "Three's Company" and had appeared in more than 25 television movies and a number of films. Ritter, who would have turned 55 on Wednesday, made a successful return to sitcom acting with "8 Simple Rules" last year, and the ABC show was scheduled to begin .its second season on Sept. 23. At the Burbank hospital where he died, Ritter was accompanied by producers and co - workers, his wife, Amy

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  1. Poughkeepsie Journal,
  2. 13 Sep 2003, Sat,
  3. Page 1D

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